Today is World Diabetes Day! We encourage you to let us know how your practice or initiatives impacted patients with diabetes and ocular related diabetic complications, particularly diabetic retinopathy. Let us know by visiting http://bit.ly/2O3qNsc .
Meet Dr. Timothy Fricke: Supporting Optometry Programs in Vietnam Through the WCO Fellowship Programme Dr. Timothy Fricke of Melbourne, Australia was recently granted a fellowship to support emergent optometry programs in Vietnam. His work for the fellowship will begin November 7, 2018 and end December 1, 2018. Dr. Fricke has been mentoring eye care educators in Vietnam since
We know that myopia is growing around the world and recent studies indicate that 50% of the world will be myopic by 2050. We also know that practitioners are obligated to take a front line role in managing myopia – and so we created an education program that takes the latest advances in research, makes them clinically relevant
Background In 2005, the General Delegates Meeting of the World Council of Optometry (WCO) formally adopted the Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry. This model had been designed to provide a rational framework for addressing the challenges of increased practitioner mobility across international borders and the need to promote greater harmonisation of